How To Make Bath Salts

Learn how to make this DIY bath salts recipe combines simple ingredients for a relaxing experience. Plus, see my tips for making it even more luxurious.

homemade bath salts in a glass jar with herbs on top. Dried herbs and flowers are around the jar

Ya’ll. Who else is feeling a bit stressed lately? Between everything going on in the world, zero alone time, and terrible sleep… I’m feeling it.

You know what makes everything better? A nice long bath with some DIY bath salts.

This is a take on my foot soak, but for your whole body, yo.

Did you know magnesium is responsible for 300 bodily functions? It’s a crucial mineral in the body that we may not be getting enough of.

The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) showed that at least half of the U.S. population had inadequate intakes of magnesium.

Not only will you get the benefits of magnesium with these DIY salts, but you will also have a great opportunity to relax. Just what I need. 

Tips For Making This Recipe

  • Change up the essential oils based on the type of bath or kind of day you are having. Stressed? Use lavender and chamomile. Muscle ache? Just a drop or two of peppermint can helps sore muscles.
  • If you don’t have baking soda, you can totally skip it.
  • Add dried herbs or fresh rose petals to the bath water for a more luxurious, spa-like treatment.
  • Pair this with my favorite Homemade Bubble Bath and brown sugar body scrub.

How do you make scented bath salts?

The best and easiest way to scent bath salts is by using essential oils. You can completely customize the scent.

Also, avoid the fake fragrances that you can find at many craft stores, as they contain many harmful ingredients that are linked to endocrine disruption and many other health issues.

What does baking soda do in bath salts?

Baking soda can aid in circulation, detoxifying and cleansing the body, and baking soda may help with certain skin conditions like diaper rash, yeast infections, eczema and more. (source)

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Tools you may need:

Measuring cups

Mason jar or other storage containers

Essential oils

jar of DIY bath salts with dried flowers. Essential oil bottle, measuring spoon, and more dried flowers are spread around the jar

Homemade Bath Salt Recipe

DIY bath salts with dried flowers in a glass jar. A bowl and a jar of dried lavender in the background

How To Make Bath Salts

  1. In a bowl or large mason jar, add baking soda, bentonite clay (optional), and Epsom salts together.Bowl of epson salts, dried flowers, and bentonite clay with a antique spoon in it.
  2. Add in a few drops of essential oils and stir well.bowl of bath salts, dried herbs, essential oils stirred in a bowl
  3. Optional: add a tablespoon of dried flowers.

To Use:

  1. Prepare a warm bath.
  2. Sprinkle the homemade bath salt recipe into the water. Stir until dissolved.
  3. Soak for 20-30 minutes (or longer).

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DIY bath salts with dried flowers in a glass jar. A bowl and a jar of dried lavender in the background

DIY Bath Salts

Learn how to make bath salts for a luxurious and calming bath experiance. This bath salt recipe combines simple ingredients.
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Course: natural product
Cuisine: none
Keyword: diy bath salts, homemade bath salts, how to make bath salts
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 2 baths
Author: Amy

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Epsom salts
  • 1/2 cup baking soda
  • 1 tbs dried flowers option
  • 20 drops essential oils

Instructions

  • Add ingredients to a large bowl and mix together.
  • Store until ready to use.

To use:

  • Fill bath with warm water and sprinkle in homemade bath salts. Soak in tub for 20-30 minutes.

Notes

  • Change up the essential oils based on the type of bath or kind of day you are having. 
  • If you don’t have baking soda, you can totally skip it.
  • Add dried herbs or flowers, or even fresh rose petals to the bath water for a more luxurious, spa-like treatment.
Tried this recipe?Mention @ablossominglife or tag #ablossominglife!

Have you tried making your own bath salts?

Always consult your physician before attempting. This post does not take place of medical advice.

Sources:

University of Maryland Medical Center

CNN

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